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Walker proposes $100 M school safety grant program, calls special legislative session
A quarter of fatal crashes in state involve elderly drivers
Wisconsin newspapers worry Canadian paper tariffs could cost them
SHS forensics team advances to districts
AMSOIL, fire department partner to boost safety
Reports: Bears match Packers' offer sheet to CB Fuller
Prep Playoffs - March 16
NCAA tourney has local flavor
Bell, Pitts lead Minnesota past Green Bay in tourney opener
Vikings release WR Jarius Wright after six seasons
SFL endorses local candidates
Dallet is the better choice
Care directives offer peace of mind
Time to work smarter to fight veteran suicide
Elm stands for solutions
Critter Harbor hosts dinner, raffle fundraiser
Wisconsin comedian comes to UWS
Lasiowski, Torvinen take regional spelling competition
Ullan, Thimm serve as Student Rotarians in November
'Shadows' appears with other awesome poems
Excitement builds as progress continues on library project
Local playwright turns to fiction for first novel
UWS choirs perform in Duluth
Symphonic orchestra performs with winners
Clarence & Alice Mattson Sr
John Ahlberg Myers
Supporting Denny McNamara
We need Denny McNamara
Gabriel John Dinkel
Myra Ruth Panula
Carl E. Dahlberg
Brett E. Blomquist
Ramona A. Verdoljak
Time to work smarter to fight veteran suicide
Everyone knows the statistic, 22 veterans are victims of suicide each day in our country.
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March 15, 2018
Commentary: An open letter to the kids who walked out of school Wednesday
To the students who walked out of class, You will hear about a lot of nasty comments made by adults because of what you did Wednesday. Don't...
March 15, 2018 - 8:24am
March 13, 2018
Hopeful signs on the horizon
Call me a contrarian, or even a Pollyanna. But when everyone around me is filled with gloom and despair, seeing dire portents in every political headline, I try to find trends that encourage me. And I'm finding them. It could be that my hopes outrun the realities. But I'm guardedly...
March 13, 2018 - 9:01am
Opees recognize good deeds and bad
Each year since 2007, the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council has given out Openness in Government awards — Opees — to worthy recipients. Most are positive, including one this year to Gov. Scott Walker. But there is a negative award, and others highlight less-than-commendable...
March 13, 2018 - 8:59am
March 6, 2018
Commentary: It's bad to be addicted to your smartphone, but worse in front of your kids
A couple weeks ago, as part of my job as human push notification and professional copy-and-paster for our media company's websites, I noticed...
March 6, 2018 - 8:35am
March 2, 2018
A moment of silence louder than words
It's my job to come up with words each week. It's become almost a habit, but I've wondered what I'll do when the words don't come, as I suspect will happen at some point. So far, though, I've been able to find something to say. Or maybe nothing to say, but the words have been there...
March 2, 2018 - 8:20am
February 23, 2018
Kicking us when we are down
The little girl walked home through the snow. She took the longer route. Mom asked her to stop at the store to buy milk. She touched the coupons and note. She couldn't lose them. Mom was so sick with cancer.
February 23, 2018 - 7:50am
Winter Olympics, big thrills and big air
The Winter Olympics are waning. Competition officially ends Feb. 25. Sigh. It's been a good (sleigh) ride. If you're like me, the Winter Games provide opportunities to develop an interest in and become an expert on sports not typically televised during prime time. Let's start with...
February 23, 2018 - 7:49am
February 22, 2018
We must admit it: This is who we are
On the way to work last week, two days after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., I listened to a newscast in which a sobbing father lamented...
February 22, 2018 - 7:59pm
February 16, 2018
Citizens have a right to electronic records
Computers have made examining government records easier than ever. The smallest townships across Wisconsin post the meeting agendas and minutes online. And websites for government agencies at all levels contain an enormous amount of other information. Electronic records are also...
February 16, 2018 - 8:14am
November 22, 2017
French president naïve about UN climate science body
On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron told the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, that France would cover the cost of U.S. donations to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that President Donald Trump has vowed to cancel.
November 22, 2017 - 8:13am
November 10, 2017
42 years ago today: The Big Fitz Controversy continues over what happened out there
Marlin Bree On stormy Lake Superior, night was descending and snow had begun to fall, reducing visibility. Huge waves slid onto the spar deck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and routinely piled up behind the wheelhouse, their weight causing the bow to shudder and dig deeper into the angry...
November 10, 2017 - 11:25am
August 15, 2017
Newspapers remain trusted source for news, advertising
If newspapers go away, who’s going to expose possible corruption in your town’s city hall? Who’s going to alert residents about new taxes? Or explain confusing fiscal issues at the university? Or document public spending? Or follow the football team down the road?
August 15, 2017 - 8:24am
Supporting a free press vital to democracy
Sen. Amy Klobuchar In Minnesota, we understand the importance of a free press. It’s hard to forget in our state — Minnesotans are among the most engaged citizens in the country. Last year, we again ranked first in the nation in voter turnout. Minnesotans volunteer at the second...
August 15, 2017 - 7:00am
August 13, 2017
AstroBob: How dark will it get during total eclipse?
August 13, 2017 - 8:30am